Kindergarten or preschool staff continually observe children’s learnings, abilities and understandings. This information is then analysed and reported to parents.
In kindergarten, children are assessed to:
- establish their progress
- identify the need for extra support
- help educators plan for further learning and development
- rate the effectiveness of learning opportunities, environments and experiences
- inform parents about progress.
Parents can contribute to the assessment process by sharing their observations about learning that occurs in the home.
Parents receive feedback on their child's progress through:
- regular discussion with staff
- an annual written report which describes the child's learning and development.
The written report is based on the Early Years Learning framework. Generally, it is given to the parents during a meeting at the kindergarten as part of the child's transition to school. A copy of the report is given to the child's school.
Learning Improvement division – early years
Email: Education.LIDEarlyYears [at] sa.gov.au